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. >> reporter: a grim day in ramallah, yasser arafat was reburied today after scientists took samples from his remains, seeking an answer to the mystery that began with his death eight years ago. was he murdered? palestinians may soon have an answer. labs in russia, france and switzerland will conduct separate tests of bone samples taken today. muslim clerics gave permission to open his grave. it was a delicate process kept out of sight. >> it was important for the palestinians to emphasize that no foreign hands touched the remains of yasser arafat, only the palestinians touched him. a matter of honor. the last time arafat was seen in public he flew to a paris hospital age 75 and sick. three weeks later he was dead. why? his wife refused an autopsy. rumors flew, aids murdered, poisoned, that's what many palestinians believed. >> all the circumstantial evidence, all the political evidence indicate only one direction, which is mr. sharon. >> reporter: israel denies it. there was no real evidence he had been killed, until this year. the investigation was triggered by swiss technicians working wit
we will export gas and oil. >>shepard: thank you, john. eight years after the death of yasser arafat, there is a curious thing happening. forensic experts today opened up his tomb amid suspicion he was poisoned. if they poisoned him the way they thing, opening up his tomb will do no good so what are they doing? a young actor who represents half in the show "2 1/2 men" says you shouldn't watch it because it is filth. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand medicare and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with t
of yasser arafat. it will be exhumed on tuesday. it will be the last time to confirm poisoning as a cause of death. >> reporter: the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia as well as switzerland are going to open yasser araf arafat's grave. this will have big certificate remonth niall character. there's a religious ceremony. a military ceremony. and the same is happening when he is laid to rest again. the whole thing they say is all going to happen in one day so it won't take very long. what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual investigation of the sample is going to take. all of the samples are separately going to be taken to rue sharks france and switzerland to the labs there to be analyzed and it's unclear how long this analysis is going to take. however, if it does come to light that yasser arafat was poisoned with a radioactive substance that will cause massive emotional reactions here and alrea
, yasser arafat, died under mysterious circumstances years ago. we've heard speculation all along that israel may have poisoned him. now scientists have opened his grave to try to figure out whether somebody did poison him. and as it turns out, it's probably too late. the details ahead on this tuesday fox report cool, you found it. wow. nice place. ye. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. id for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and thislace, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can
. a mystery in ramallah as the remains of former palestinian leader yasser arafat resume. >>> a photo of what could be the world's most infamous iceberg goes under the hammer. headlights straight ahead. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." here are some of the stories making news this morning. the remains of palestinian leader yasser arafat were resumed today from his mausoleum in the west bank. international forensic experts will check for traces of poison after a swiss institute earlier this year claimed it had discovered high levels of a radioactive material on his clothing. >>> in norway authorities released video of a van parked at a government building in oslo just before it exploded in july 2011 killing eight people. convicted mass murderer anders breivik also killed 69 people at a summer youth camp and is currently serving a maximum sentence of 21 years. >>> a minnesota man has been charged with murdering two teenagers who broke into his house thanksgiving day. byron david smith has admitted to shooting them more times than needed. >>> former space shuttle
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, yasser arafat, long since dead. his body is going to be exhumed. why are people so fascinated with whether or not he was murdered or it was natural causes? what do we even expect to learn? tell us about the interests here. >> you know, who killed yasser arafat? it's a pajorative question. i knew arafat. he lived a very hard life. he lived a life on the run. he lived a life constantly battling his opponents, and certainly not just the israelis. opponents on all sides. it was very stressful. the evidence here, al jazeera, produced his clothes saying there's pulonium, radioactive poison in some of the clothing. i don't know what that proves. a french doctor said it was likely a stroke and a blood disorder. what was all of that? we don't know. i don't know if anybody can say that, but, you know, this comes, to me, very fascinating, his old cohort, cofounder of the plo with yasser arafat, mahmoud abbas is going to the u.n. this week to ask for nonmember -- official status for a palestinian state, and, you know, i knew arafat pretty well. i think i could honestly say that if they we
experts took samples from the remains of yasser arafat today, hoping to determine once and for all if the late palestinian leader was poisoned. arafat died in 2004. his body was briefly exhumed today in ramallah, on the west bank. we have a report from john ray of independent television news. >> reporter: eight years after they buried him they sealed yasser arafat's tomb for a second time. a dignified ceremony. the palestinian's lost leader has not been allowed to rest peacefully. shielded by blue screens, scientists took samples from his body to try to clear up a near decade of conjecture on the spf theory that says that when a gravely ill arafat said farewell to his people he was dying from the poison administered by the agents of israel. >> the time has come to maybe try to find the proof of what has happened and to bring justice. i think he deserves and the palestinian people deserve it. >> reporter: to palestinians he was the ultimate fighter for freedom. to israelis, the face of terror. they cornered him first in lebanon and then to his west bankhead quarters. allowed at last
decide whether her brain dead son should be taken off life support. >> and was yasser arafat murdered? the body will be exhumed within days. we'll go live to the west bank. ♪ ♪ throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. ma cho camacho is facing a heart wrenching decision whether to remove her brain dead son from life support. for her, her son is not alive anymore. a gunman shot the 50-year-old puerto rican champion in the face on tuesday. police are looking for the shooter and another suspect. >>> this is like something out of a james bond movie. an unexplained death of a world leader and allegations of foul play and poisoning. was palestinian leader yasser arafat murdered? his body is set to be exhumed from this mausoleum eight years after he mysteriously died. frederik pleitgeck pleitgen joi from the left bank. what are investigators looking for here? >> reporter: well, they're looking for the substance pel loaniam which is a radioac
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yasser arafat early this morning. as part of an effort to solve an eight-year-old mystery surrounding his sudden death. martin fletcher is live for us in> ramallah with the latest. martin, the great mystery here has to do with was he poisoned? i know this has been circulating. i guess what we're all concerned about here, what i'd be concerned about and i imagine you are, what if they find evidence that he was poisoned? then what? >> reporter: well, that's the request question, chuck. what exactly. the palestinians have been claiming if he was poisoned there's clearly only one possible culprit and that would be, of course, israel. that is still to be proven, to be proven whether he was even killed at all, whether he died of natural causes. so here at the shrine behind me in ramallah yasser arafat's shrine today the experts from russia, france, and switzerland join the palestinians in taking specimens of yasser arafat's remains. they're going to study those specimens in their laboratories in their countries. they say it will take three months to get a full result. and then they'll know how
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the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clues on the actual cause of his death. arafat died in 2004 after suddenly becoming ill on what was initially caused by a stroke. the investigation was sparked over findings of radioactive material on his clothes and many palestinians believe arafat was assassinated by the israeli government using poison which the government denies. >>> new progress on capitol hill as some republicans may be willing to back off an old pledge not to raise taxes. this is ahead of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax r
taken samples from the remains of long-time palestinian leader yasser arafat. eight years after his death, they are trying to determine if he was poisoned. rita nissan on a search for evidence. >> reporter: palestinian leaders laid wreaths outside the west bank grave of yasser arafat after forensic experts exhumed his body. international investigators took samples from his remains to determine if someone poisoned him. >> but now, we will wait for the evidence. >> reporter: arafat died eight years ago at a hospital in france after an unexplained incident. they blame israel for his death. israel denver it. a murder investigation began after a swiss lab found high levels of a lethal radioactive substance, polonium, on his clothing. scientists said they needed to examine his remains to know more. big blue tarps surround arafat's grave kept prying eyes away as workers drilled through layers of concrete to reach the tomb. some supporters were opposed to disturbing the gravesite, others saying it's necessary to learn the truth. this man says, we have to know why he died because he represen
on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you know, mccain had vehemently opposed her nomination of secretary of state. now he shows signs of softening. at issue, that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. was rice playing politics when she said initially that terrorists were not to blame for the killing of four americans? minutes ago, we caught up to senator mccain for these exclusive comments. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> wh
. >>> it is a mystery that has lingered for eight years. was yasser arafat murdered? we may find out tuesday. forensic scientists will skrexh the body of him and take tests for poisoning. rumors and speculation have continued ever since arafat died suddenly in 2004 at age 75. >>> a high-level hamas delegation is in cairo to put the finishing touches on its cease-fire deal with israel. they will focus on easing israel's blockade of gaza opening border crosses. a defeent hamas meanwhile admitted it is the rail willer and as jien brine todd reports it's raced its profile and street credit. >> reporter: in gaza, celebrations and declarations of victory. this is the side which had scores of its facilities destroyed, more than 100 of its people killed. yet for hamas it signifies a strategy that works. >> i think people will feel now the only way which can push israel is resistance. many observers agree, hamas emerges from this conflict stronger than it was before. >> so in many ways it's consolidated its support and more sniet was the rockets that put the palestinian back on stage. hamas also has the suppor
perspective, what he's written about since and spoken about since, yasser arafat did not come prepared to make a deal, yasser arafat waiting for a sign-off from the various arab leaders, he didn't get that, and he didn't have the courage to lead, and that was the moment. there have been other moments, missed opportunities, even often said, under arafat he never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity, and you also have the failures of the two palestinian factions to come together. so israel can argue, despite their land grabs, which you have stated and which most people in the world would acknowledge that israel can say we didn't have anyone to negotiate with because we has hamas, fatah, two factions that could not come together. >> at the end of the day, this is about land. and as i said, the israelis are the only party that's able to, through their capacity, through their use of force to change the landscape. and so, you know, we could talk about the peace process and different stances over time. the reality is, if the israelis believed in a two-state solution, the outcome of which is a
? >>> the palestinian leader yasser arafat died nearly a decade ago after a sudden and severe illness. now after weeks of preparation, investigators are trying to find out if he was poisoned. here's cnn's fred pleitgen. >> reporter: the mystery around yasser arafat's death is almost like a james bond movie. now, a team of scientists is going to analyze am ssamples of body and looking for polonium. even eight years after yasser arafat's death, the circumstances remain a mystery. was the palestinian leader poisoned? a team of international scientists will try to find clues working behind this blue tarpoline exhuming the body and taking samples or analysis. >> translator: i consider it a painful necessity to reach the truth in the death of president yasser arafat. >> reporter: he died in 2004 after a short and severe illness. doctors were never able to determine the cause of death. even as his body laid to rest, rumors began to serk late yaszer arafat might have been murdered. >> a recent investigation found traces of polonium and used assassination attempts in the past on some of the palestinian leader'
. >>> it is a mystery that has lingered for eight years. was yasser arafat murdered? well, we may soon find out on tuesday? forensic scientists from france, russia, and switzerland will exhume the body of the late palestinian leader. then what they're going to do is take samples and test it for poisoning. arafat will be then reburied that same day in religious and military ceremonies. rumors and speculation have continued ever since arafat died suddenly in 2004 at age 75 that he may have been poisoned. >>> a newspaper editor has quit his job over topless photos of catherine, the duchess of cambridge. meeblg o'kane resigned this weekend. in september the irish paper was one of several european papers that published pictures of the duchess sun bathing topless. the photos ignited a storm of controversy and sparked legal action by the british royal family. >>> if members of congress truly want to reach across the aisle, the place to start might be between each politician's ears. why the brain may be key to bipartisansh bipartisanship. >>> but, first, a question for all you political junkes watching
of the attack. >>> and the body of yasser arafat was exhumed this morning from a mausoleum in the west bank. a team of international scientists will analyze tissue samples to determine if the former palestinian leader was poisoned to death in 2004, with a radioactive substance. the actual cause of arafat's death has never been determined. >>> the egyptian people taking to the streets to mourn the death of a 16-year-old activist, and to voice their opposition to president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. this ireport showing protesters as they carried the teenager's casket through tahrir square to a cemetery. morsi declared the court cannot overturn decisions he has made since coming into office in june. one opponent says it can only lead to a dictatorship. morsi insists that he is trying to protect egypt's fragile arab spring, revolution, not accumulate unchecked power. >>> and if you're traveling through the northeast today, well, you might be dealing with a little bit of snow. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob marciano today. what are we looking at, alexandra? >> hey,
for us this morning. good to see you, thank you so much. >>> the investigation now into yasser arafat's death. arafat's body was exhumed today from his grave. bone samples will be examined by french, russian and swiss experts. they are looking for trace of a lethal radioactive substance. arafat died in 2004 after a sudden illness. traces of the substance were found on clothing said to be his, that led to speculation that arafat was poisoned by israel. israel denies those allegations. >>> back this country, the white house says treasury secretary timothy geithner will leave the negotiations with republicans on the so called fiscal cliff, those tax increases and spending cuts that would kick in next year. lawmakers returned to washington yesterday amid some talk of compromise, but the issue of how to raise revenue remains a critical and hard to overcome sticking point. susan mcginnis is live in washington with more. >> reporter: those changes kick in if no alternative deal is made. as of now, both sides are still talking about their willingness to compromise, but when it comes to that m
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is still a long way from full member at the u.n. but scenes from ramaula's yasser arafat square, it's a huge step porward. according to longtime peace negotiator hannan ashrawi, today was all about recognition. >> getting state status is what empowers the palestinians, what defines our territory as occupied, what defines our relationship regionally and with the rest of the world, and what gives us access to international organizations and agencies. >> reporter: the israelis fear that the palestinians will use their new status to take israel to the international criminal court on charges of war crimes in gaza and elsewhere, which is why they and the u.s. fought against it. the reality is that little will change in the short term. the palestinian territory is still a patchwork, defined and controlled by israel. there is no seaport or oternational airport. israel restricts where palestinians may work and travel lnd controls the economy here by controlling access to markets. are you more hopeful now than you have ever been in the past or would that be asking too much? >> that would be a
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. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> the latest on what really killed yasser arafat. what is the latest, lisa? >> wolf, the fompler leader's body was exhumed and reburied a short time later. international investigators took examples to test for poison. they're looking for a toxic radioactive element called polonium. they believe israel is behind any poisoning of arafat. the spokesman for benjamin netanyahu tells our own wolf blitzer that they had nothing to do with arafat's death. he died in 2004 after having a brain hemorrge and slip sboog a coma. and the justice department started talks on the fast and furious lawsuit. republicans want to force attorney general eric holder to turn over certain documents tied to the gun trafficking operation. the obama administration has withheld these documents under executive privilege. holder tells cnn "i think there's a deal that can be struck." and we will bring you more on this very important story in the next hour of "the situation room." and the u.s. navy wants to replace the aging fleet of marine one helicopters. reuter rep
interview. >>> exhumed. the body of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat taken out of his grave this morning, eight years after his death. now, authorities are trying to determine if he was poisoned. >>> and don't watch. the teenage star of "two and a half men" calls his own show filth and urges viewers to change the channel. >> please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. >>> and who knows. his bosses may just grant that wish today, tuesday, november 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. a few years ago buying online was something of a novelty and made a lot of people nervous, including myself. now it's a way of life and huge business. >> that's right. new numbers released overnight show just that. sales up significantly over last year, and that is thanks in large part to consumers using mobile devices. shoppers spent more
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...try kids boxes! megyn: well, former palestinian leader yasser arafat died back in 2004, but now there are new questions about what killed him. his body is being exhumed today so investigators can determine if he was killed using a rare, hard-to-trace radioactive poison. david lee miller live in jerusalem with more. >> reporter: megyn, loan yum. chances are you've never heard of it, but some investors believe it may have been used to poison yasser arafat. a quantity as small as a grain of salt can be deadly. workers at the tomb to block prying eyes and cameras put up a large blue tarp today. privacy was so great that the cell phones were taken away from workers in order to prevent any unauthorized pictures. arafat's wife called for this exhughes after the documentary. arafat became seriously ill back in november of 2004. she was flown to france for treatment, and he died two weeks later. the cause of death was officially listed as a stroke. now scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try to determine if loan yum poisoning was the cause. to loan yum emits deadly radiat
into the death of former palestinian leader yasser arafat. a palestinian official saying his remains will be exhumed on tuesday. swiss, french and russian experts will take samples from his remains as part of the probe into exactly what killed him. arafat died in 2004, a month after he had become ill. palestinian officials have insisted he was poisoned, they say by israel and israel denies the allegation. >>> one u.s. senator calls it political correctness run amock, and we are talking about the result of a government report which show the obama administration's refusal to identify enemies of state as terrorists. the bulk of the problem, accord to the record stems from the justice department, peter doocy with the report from washington. >> reporter: the department of justice has not even identified what topics should be covered in their cowering violent extremism or cve training, despite the fact the report from the government accountability office 210 violent ex islamic extremists are known to have radicalized in north america and 80% began it after 9/11, the face of terror is chang
. >> arthel: the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned when he died in 2004. the detection of radioactive substance on his clothes is reopening the investigation. >> rick: and former boxing champ hector matcho commacho was unconscious and after being shot, his mother decide today take him off live support. >> arthel: people in the badly battered city of gaza trying to get back to normal even as many in israel say their government gave in too soon. connor powell has more from our jerusalem bureau. >> three days into the cease-fire, arthel, and it continues to hold is extremely fragile, but encouraging indications that life are returning to normal. israeli children returned to school yesterday and markets are reopening now that the threat of rockets have ended and today, palestinian in gaza have also returned to school as the cleanup begins. no doubt there are still challenges, but so far, both sides seem willing to continue the cease-fire and part of the agreement calls for an easing of the blockade around gaza. it's not exact
because tomorrow, they are digging up yasser arafat. within a couple of weeks, he was dead. doctors said the official cause of death was some sort of inexplicable blood condition and a stroke, but most palestinians did not believe that. the sudden illness, that nondiagnosis, a lot of people, arafat's family in particular, thought maybe he had been murdered. that was eight years ago when he died. then this summer, news channel al jazeer, the belongings she handed over included some of the clothes he was wearing at the end of his life. one of those gauzey hospital hats and a toothbrush. they sent them to a lab in switzerland. the scientists conducted specific tests for signs of poisons and eventually, they landed on plutonium. that does not mean he was murdered. it exists in a natural form. it's also possible his clothes were exposed to it after he died, but all this means really is the only way to know for sure that's what killed him is to test his body itself and so, the palestinians are digging him up. they are exhuming his body tomorrow. they've removed the stones from his tomb and con
in cairo. thank you. palestinian authorities today opened the grave of former leader yasser arafat to take samples from his remains. arafat died in 2004. ostensibly from a stroke. but speculation he was poise -- speculation he was poisoned resurfaced this summer after elevated surface of radioactive substance were detected on his clothing. >>> activists in syria say dozen of people were wounded when they bombed an to live press factory. rebel controlled town near the turkish border was also attacked from the air. the facility included refugee camp there. syrian rebels meantime reportedly shot down a government helicopter today. >> bret: north carolina doesn't get the joke. if you did not shop on black friday, alert the media. we'll explain in the grapevin grapevine. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. cnn reports every american went shopping over black friday weekend. really. almost every one of you. the headline on the website reads 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites black friday weekend. "weekly standard" notes the numbers are suspicious taking away th
. >>> today palestinians begin the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. workers have sealed off his tomb to start removing stones, a process that will likely take two weeks. this is part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned, and the swiss institute says they found high levels of radioactive elements on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill, but his exact cause of death was never determined. >>> right now rescue crews are gearing up to try again to rescue two snowboarders strappedstrapped stranded on mt. rainier. the two called for help when they got lost in the storm. the two appear to be okay. they have winter gears, smart phones, and have built a snow cave. >>> more problems in italy as heavy rain that plagued venice has now moved west. hundreds were forced to evacuate because of this kind of flooding in tuscany. roads became nearly impassable, and rescue crews had to save at least one person who was stranded. 70% of venice was under water on sunday because of heavy rain. >>> workers in new york city
. >>> today palestinians began the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. they started removing stones from the tomb, a process that will take two weeks. it's part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned. a swiss institute said they found high levels of a radioactive element on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill. >>> police in ohio believe a custody dispute led to a murder/suicide involving five people. investigators found a man, his mother, and his three children dead inside a garage yesterday. all five died from carbon monoxide poisoning. police say the three children were living with their grandparents for a while, but their parents were trying to regain custody. >>> the founder of the popular anti-virus software mcafee is the prime suspect of the murder of his neighbor in belize. john mcafee says he's innocent after his neighbor was shot this weekend. a report says mcafee is worried for his safety and fears he will be murdered if he turns himself in. mcafee founded mcafee anti-virus in 1987. >>> the
, thanks so much. >> meanwhile, the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned. the detection of a radioactive substance found on his clothes is reopening the investigation, arafat died in 2004 after falling suddenly ill. a palestinian officials believe that israel was behind his death. allegations that israel denies. arafat will be reburied on the same day that he's exhumed. and the former leader was considered the face of the palestinian struggle more than 40 years, there's no guarantee his remains will help solve the mystery. >> back home now, and the fast approaching so-called fiscal cliff, which the thanksgiving holiday over, the president and top lawmakers are focusing this coming week on negotiating a deal on those expiring tax cuts and spending reductions that will automatically kick in december 31st, at midnight. so will we see more face-to-face meetings and what do both sides need to do? let's talk with angela mcglowan, and mark hammond a former aid to john kerry and nice to see you both. i predict more face-to-face
: in the meantime yasser arafat poisoned. palestinian authorities think so . so why you were sleepping they open up the grave and took samples of his remain under the cover of few sheets. there is persistant speculation in the last eight years that israel poisoned the 75 year old leadership . israel denies the claim. spoonful of medicine washed down by grapefruit juice could kill you . the list is growing from 17 to 43. on it lipitor. the problem chemical in grapefruit that messes up how your body breaks down drugs. it could basically cause a drug overdose. >> record powerball jackpot could get bigger. there is a frenzy of ticket sales since sunday and lottery officials are boosting the jackpot to make the decision today. the drawing, whew. i have time to buy a ticket is ternal night. >> astronaut mark kelley's twin brother will attempt the longest space flight. kelley is set to spend a year on the international space station. the mission to look at how long periods of time in space affect the body. i guess a year will do that. both men spent six monthses in the space station. >> brian: i hope it i
there in 2008 to retire. >>> in the middle east workers began to exum the body of yasser arafat. they set up a huge tarp as they remove the too many. the 75-year-old died at a paris hospital in 2004 from what was believed to be a blood disorder and brain hemorrhage, but this past summer a documentary suggested he was murdered. scientists confirm they found a rare radioactive substance on arafat's personal belongings, including his toothbrush and his head scarf. french authorities then opened a murder inquiry and will be sending forensic experts to the tomb this month. >>> more fighting today along the syria border with turkey. the two countries share a border over 500 miles long and much of the recent fighting has taken place right there. activists say the death toll is now 38,000 since the uprising began 19 months ago. and today france became the first european power to officially recognize syria's opposition coalition and said it will consider arming the rebels. raj. >> thank you, janelle. >>> exoneration for the sesame street puppeteer accused of having inappropriate relations with a teen
spending his final month with yasser arafat -- >> and how did that turn out? >> which is probably the lesson for president obama and hillary clinton. did they come too late or are they now stuck in it? >> i think they've tried to stay clear of it. i'm sure hillary clinton thought i'm almost out the door and events forced her to get involved and the president more involved. how many times have you been at a news conference when someone says last question and the last question is the one they did not want to get. i feel likes the administration is in that fix right now. >> mark halperin you've been watching this as well for years, there's a rhythm to these things but the middle east has really exploded literally and it's front and center? >> well, look, you can't say that administration has put a high priority on the kind of full-time engagement that secretary clinton's husband engaged in and we've seen during some previous administrations. sometimes in the past we've seen in these crises and administrations have said this is an opportunity. i don't think anybody thinks we're going
they are finding when logging on. palestinian officials report the remains of yasser arafat have been exhumed. earlier this year, a lethal radioactive substance was found on clothing said to be his. palestinian officials have claimed that he was poisoned by israel. a charge the israeli government denies. i'm apse, now back to "on the record" with greta. thanks for watching. agreeing the election may be over, but the fight against obamacare is not. teed the supreme court orderingly an appeals court to consider liberty universities' objection to the healthcare law, arguing it violates their religious freedom. does the supreme court decision breathe new life into the healthcare battle? joining us rick klein, a.b. sad studdard, and john mccormick. rick, they're chipping away at this. >> keeps coming back. this is largely settled in the courts. pieces of obamacare are very challengeable. the big challenge is i think the supreme court took care of the most significant of them. i don't expect this to go very far. political energy-wise i don't think it serves the critics of the obamacare law to fight
. >>> elsewhere in the middle east, yasser arafat's remains have been exhumed today. palestinian officials believe he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet m
. andrea? >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo. e eight years after yasser arafat's death in a hospital, lingering questions about whether he was poisoned was put to the tett. had his body was exhumed from his mausoleum, tissue samples were taken. martin fletcher is back from ramallah and joins me from tel av aviv. what is the continuing concern here? is this rooted in real suspicion and do the french agree with this now as well? >> well, andrea, certainly rooted in real suspicion but that has been rife among palestinians since arafat died eight years ago. they're convinced he was murdered, not a natural death and where would the finger point but at israel. so israel by the way denies it. why would we kill arafat. we didn't kim him when we were at war with him when we had chances to. why would we when not fighting. the question of the polonium poisoning came from an al jazeera report this year which they did an investigation with technicians in switzerland and found high traces what they called high traces of radioactive polonium-210 on arafat's belongings on hats and a toothbrush his wife suha ke
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